Tag: watermelon

Festival Fun at VeggieFest Chicago

Recently I traveled almost 4,000 miles to participate in VeggieFest 2016 in Chicago, which is one of the largest and oldest vegetarian festivals here in the states. My spouse and I drove across the country so I could split open a watermelon and talk about chilies and tofu.

The festival itself was wonderful with so many like-minded people gathered together and the demos went off well. I did Watermelon Three Ways and Red Chili Tofu Taco Salad. You can watch the full watermelon demo in the video below.

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Recipe Roundup: Fruit Time

Today's Recipe Roundup highlights some of the dishes Chef Johnna has created using fruit. Coincidentally, most are summer fruits, freely available in July, August, and September.

The heart of all those refreshing summer drinks you're enjoying right now is probably a simple syrup. Used in lemonades and aqua frescas, it's also used by bartenders in drinks like mojitos. The base is water and sugar, but they are usually infused with fruit, herbs, or things like ginger or lavender.

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Article Roundup: Summer Produce

Summer is a great time for produce of all sorts. While the exact growing season will vary according to climate, there are fruits and vegetables available at farmers markets, grocers, and possibly in your own backyard throughout the season. Chef Johnna has looked into the history of a variety of produce, showing you where each plant originated and how it was used over the centuries.

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Watermelon as Gazpacho

Road trip food for a vegan can be challenging. Fortunately I have the skill set to pull off a pretty sweet cooler for traveling. Things that get packed before we slide out of town include, but are not limited to watermelon, jicama, oranges, hummus, carrot and celery sticks, tomatoes, olives, breads and tortillas, nuts and seeds, chips both potato and corn. This is just to get us started.

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